Suicide Gorge: The Ultimate Guide to Adrenaline Adventures.
Suicide Gorge is Cape Town’s most popular kloofing destination. It takes an hour and a half to get to the start of the walk-in and another 2.5-hours along a trail to the ravine where the jumps and swims begin. The fact that it’s this close to Cape Town and feels so wild and remote is probably the destination's most remarkable feature. The walk-in begins on forestry tracks but soon switches to narrow rocky paths that take you closer and closer to the hidden ravines and high peaks of this Cape Fold Mountain Range.
The 70 000-hectare Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve, 11-kilometers from Grabouw on the R321, protects this spectacular gorge and conserves the pristine mountain fynbos that grows there. The tannin-tinted waters of the Riviersonderend River rush from pool to pool, over waterfalls and chutes and channels that make for extremely exciting kloofing. There are over 10 significant jumps off sandstone rock walls and waterfalls into pools, some of them are around 20-meters high and many of them are compulsory.